An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.

Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?

This challenge, written for the Young Mathematicians' Award, invites you to explore 'centred squares'.

Benâ€™s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?

In this problem we are looking at sets of parallel sticks that cross each other. What is the least number of crossings you can make? And the greatest?

Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.

How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

Try adding together the dates of all the days in one week. Now multiply the first date by 7 and add 21. Can you explain what happens?

Find some examples of pairs of numbers such that their sum is a factor of their product. eg. 4 + 12 = 16 and 4 × 12 = 48 and 16 is a factor of 48.

This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!

Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers?

Find the sum and difference between a pair of two-digit numbers. Now find the sum and difference between the sum and difference! What happens?

In a Magic Square all the rows, columns and diagonals add to the 'Magic Constant'. How would you change the magic constant of this square?

What happens if you join every second point on this circle? How about every third point? Try with different steps and see if you can predict what will happen.

This challenge encourages you to explore dividing a three-digit number by a single-digit number.

Compare the numbers of particular tiles in one or all of these three designs, inspired by the floor tiles of a church in Cambridge.

This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.

We can arrange dots in a similar way to the 5 on a dice and they usually sit quite well into a rectangular shape. How many altogether in this 3 by 5? What happens for other sizes?

How many centimetres of rope will I need to make another mat just like the one I have here?

Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?

Choose any 3 digits and make a 6 digit number by repeating the 3 digits in the same order (e.g. 594594). Explain why whatever digits you choose the number will always be divisible by 7, 11 and 13.

In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.

The sum of the numbers 4 and 1 [1/3] is the same as the product of 4 and 1 [1/3]; that is to say 4 + 1 [1/3] = 4 × 1 [1/3]. What other numbers have the sum equal to the product and can this be so for. . . .

Use two dice to generate two numbers with one decimal place. What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

Polygons drawn on square dotty paper have dots on their perimeter (p) and often internal (i) ones as well. Find a relationship between p, i and the area of the polygons.

This activity involves rounding four-digit numbers to the nearest thousand.

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?

Can you see how to build a harmonic triangle? Can you work out the next two rows?

Can all unit fractions be written as the sum of two unit fractions?

The Egyptians expressed all fractions as the sum of different unit fractions. Here is a chance to explore how they could have written different fractions.

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

Here are two kinds of spirals for you to explore. What do you notice?

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

It would be nice to have a strategy for disentangling any tangled ropes...

Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?

While we were sorting some papers we found 3 strange sheets which seemed to come from small books but there were page numbers at the foot of each page. Did the pages come from the same book?

Polygonal numbers are those that are arranged in shapes as they enlarge. Explore the polygonal numbers drawn here.

What happens when you round these three-digit numbers to the nearest 100?

You can work out the number someone else is thinking of as follows. Ask a friend to think of any natural number less than 100. Then ask them to tell you the remainders when this number is divided by. . . .

Are these statements relating to odd and even numbers always true, sometimes true or never true?

Find a route from the outside to the inside of this square, stepping on as many tiles as possible.

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

For this challenge, you'll need to play Got It! Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?